Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…

NBA – 1986 – CBS Sports At The Half – NBA Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics Special – With Brent Musburger + Hubie Brown + Billy Cunningham

DOG ASIDE: Brent Musburger was a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1973 until 1990…..where he was one of the original members of their program The NFL Today….and he is credited with coining the phrase “March Madness” to describe the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament while covering the Final Four. While at CBS, Musburger also covered the Super Bowl….NBA Finals, as seen…

NCAAW + NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Special – Louisana Tech Basketball – Host Vern Lundquist

DOG ASIDE:  This CBS Sports Sunday special featuring the 1985 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University features legendary sportscasters Brent Musburger and Vern Lundquist covering the success that the small university in Ruston, Louisiana has hand over the years….while featuring an interview by Lundquist of NBA star Carl Malone and Teresa…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley Host Selection Sunday

DOG COMMENTARY: The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament….which is also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness….is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States…. which currently features 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches….and was the idea…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…

NFL – 1987 – ESPN Special – NFL Prime Time – With Tom Jackson + Chris Berman + Pete Axthelm

DOG ASIDE:  There is no question about it….this video is “pure gold” here at ImaSportsphile….for it is classic ESPN coverage of the NFL from the 1986 season….featuring some of the originals NFL broadcasters at ESPN…. for there’s Chis “Swame” Berman, who has already been inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame….then there is Tom Jackson, in his…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

Special – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – With George Grande + Greg Gumbel + Chris Berman

DOG COMMENTARY:    Bone Daddy tells the story of how ESPN and his sport bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin,TX grew up together….which was a result of Bone Daddy purchasing his 1st satellite dish….known as a satellite earth station back in late 1978….cuz the satellite dish was the catalyst…

Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Round 3 – Olympic Club In San Francisco – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Round 3 of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship was played at Olympic Club Lake Course in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, June 20th….as this video program seen herewith was brought by ABC Golf….with who Bone Daddy’s long-time friend Terry Jastrow from Midland, Texas….was the producer of ABC sports golf telecasts on this date…